The daughter of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth doesn’t confine herself to singing jazz. She is gracefully at ease in folk music, as well as being an imaginative interpreter of the blues. She is, without doubt, one of our finest singers regardless of category, and has probably the most flexible and expressive voice of her generation. Recent recordings have been made with Elvis Costello, Sting and Paul McCartney, and she has recently shared the stage with Courtney Pine at the Royal Festival Hall. Jacqui comes to the Eastbourne Festival with a full song book, some of her own songs, some standards, and some you’ll have heard before, by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and Paul Simon.
Sunday 15 April, 7.30pm
Birley Centre, Carlisle Road, BN21 4EF
Advance booking can only be made at the Hailsham Pavilion – 01323 841414